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3-Site Skinfold Test Procedure

I've visited various websites about the 3-site skinfold test, but none seem to deal with my issue. I'm not exactly light (non-athletic 220 lb at 6'), and I'm trying to use fat percentage for my ...
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What is this exercise/pose called?

Standing on one foot, other foot above the head, back arched, hands reach over the head, grasping the foot. So legs are in a 'splits' position. I wanna look into how to progress into such a position, ...
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How can I find courses on MapMyRun? [closed]

The courses page says Once a course is created, it acts like a virtual race. You can compete against other users for a spot on the public course leaderboard. There are even achievements for ...
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How to combine running and squating within the week so that stress on the knees is reduced?

After more than a month walking at a fast pace everyday, my body seems to be adapting and now I need to walk at a ridiculously forced high speed in order to feel it sort of challenging. So I want to ...
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3answers
101 views

How much do I need to sleep? [closed]

I'm a 16 years old guy and I'm not getting enough time to complete my daily jobs. So, I decided to cut my sleep but after reading a few articles it seem not to be a good option. I used to sleep 8 hrs ...
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Do body fat scales get more accurate with price, and if so, how exactly?

I'm currently considering getting a body fat scale that uses electrical impedance for my home. I understand about how body fat scales are a better measure of progress between measurements than ...
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777 views

Most accurate home body fat test?

My girlfriend was looking at getting some body fat scales, but I told her these are inaccurate. What is the best way to measure body fat at home? By best I'm looking for a trade off between ...
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163 views

Is the Insanity Workout worth it?

I'm 18, average height and quite skinny - not a fan of the whole idea of going to a gym to lift weights, and not after getting big, just fit. Is the Insanity workout a good approach? If it is, should ...
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When is the best time to drink PHD Diet Whey Protein

I am looking to burn fat and gain muscle during my sports off season. I gym about 3 times a week, and take PHD diet whey. I have one in the morning and one after going to the gym in the evening. ...
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Increasing resistance vs increasing speed?

I am new to HIIT and would like to gain the most our of it. I mostly do indoor cycling for my HIIT workouts. As I am progressing, it is better to increase resistance or increase speed ? Use case : ...
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If I wear my Fitbit One on a treadmill or elliptical, should I log the activity as well?

The FitBit Activity Tracker (on the website, Android application, and I would presume the iPhone application as well) lets you log various activities so you can track and share them with your friends. ...
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Basic compound lift based workout composition and scheduling

I'm 25 years old , 5 feet 11 inches tall and weigh 235 pounds. Over the last couple of months I have been following a 4 day workout program based on the following schedule : Monday : Chest Tuesday ...
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1answer
45 views

Pain in Right Deltoid With Certain Exercise

When I attempt to do this exercise with 8lbs, I can barely lift my right arm, and my right deltoid actually hurts. I can lift my left arm easily. How to strengthen the right deltoid so it is ...
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137 views

Fatigued triceps in freestyle swimming

I used to swim a long time ago and after a break of several years, I took it up again about 6 months ago. However, my triceps (i.e the lateral part of the back of my upper arms) still get fatigued ...
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1answer
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What is the simplest way to measure strength?

Background Last August, I started a project to get back into shape after a decade of inactivity. I chose to tackle endurance and cardiovascular fitness first, and to that end followed the Couch to 5k ...
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27 views

Suggestions for workout to build muscle fast after suffering from bad wrist injury?

I had a bad wrist injury that is taking about 2 months to recover. I did do some upper body during treatment, but I stopped because it hurt too much and the doctors and my friends told me not to. On ...
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Diet suggestions please?

I am ripped. I did 2 hours of hard workouts/weights every day with a strict diet for 6 months. I am currently now doing weights about 5 times a week for 20-50 minutes and usually an hour and a half of ...
2
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3answers
65 views

Lesser evil when it comes to snacks: sweet vs salty [closed]

For the past year I have drastically changed my eating habits (for better if I may say so) and I'm currently training twice a week and doing cardio once/twice per week. However, I still occasionally ...
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3answers
84 views

Should I consult a doctor before start drinking protein shakes?

I have never drank any protein shakes in my life. I've been going for about a year in the gym (3-4 times per week) and I am thinking about starting to drink a protein shake after my workout. I'm an ...
3
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2answers
89 views

Is it okay to eat after exercising?

Usually, after exercise, I cool down and then do other stuff for about 15-20 minutes and then take a bath. Is it okay to instead eat a full meal after those 15-20 minutes before taking a bath if I ...
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2answers
374 views

How often does running or weight lifting cause capillary bursts?

I exercise every alternate day - which means 7 times a fortnight. I mix it up ever so often, but I generally do a mixture of about 45 minutes of cardio (either a run at >10.5 or intervals on the ...
2
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1answer
52 views

Why replenish glycogen after a workout?

The majority of fitness experts suggest eating carbohydrates right after a workout to replenish depleted muscle glycogen stores. Arnold Schwarzenegger even went as far as saying the window of ...
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1answer
71 views

Measurable body indicators for correct amount of nutrition?

I can measure my general fatigue every morning by checking my resting Heart-Rate. It's shown me quite effectively, when I am a bit sick or sleep to little, my resting HR jumps up to 10 beats higher. ...
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1answer
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Advanced High Frequency Training

I've been working on body weight training for just over a year now. After the initial beginner routine, full body/3 day per week, I went to a 2 day split/4 days per week, and to a 3 day split/9 days ...
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1answer
42 views

If my heart keeps pounding for one hour, will this help aid weight loss?

The question is simple and clear, if my heart pounds graciously for one hour, will this help aid weight loss in any way?
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100 views

Approx. how many calories can I figure I burn per mile?

I walk, on average, a 15 minute mile and on flat terrain. I weight 150 lbs and I'm about 5' 7" with a medium build. I'm trying to manage my overall health and want to ensure my exercise is balancing ...
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2answers
44 views

Does Weight Gaining Workout Stunt Growth?

Hi I'm 16 years and 10months old. My height is 5'5'' and weight is only 47kg. I'm too much thin so that I haven't any girlfriend. I want to be healthy. I want to start weight gaining workout. But I'm ...
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1answer
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Is it safe to do light Plyometrics even though lower calves are sore

Here's my routine Plyometrics 20 jumping jacks 40 ghost jump ropes (I don't use real rope) 60 jogging steps I interleave 4 sets of Plyometrics between three sets of weight-training. Lower calves ...
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1answer
25 views

Why Does Heavy Workout Make Me Want to Wear Sweater

I have noticed after tennis matches, the athletes will wear coats even though they are sweating profusely. After heavy workout, I notice I need to wear heavy sweater, even though it is 90 degrees ...
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3answers
309 views

Why do so many fitness websites still reference somatotypes?

Sites like bodybuilding.com, Men's Fitness, Muscle & Strength, etc. still use terms such as "endomorph, "ectomorph" and "mesomorph". These so-called "somatotypes" were invented by the psychologist ...
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1answer
22 views

Exercise for proper adjustment of neck nerves [closed]

I heard that nerves in neck are more important since they pass through out the body. Please suggest me a good best and easy neck exercise so can I can do 10 minutes daily such that my nerves will be ...
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3answers
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I'm not sore after doing squats. Am I doing something wrong?

I used to squat once, sometimes twice a week and I would get DOMs and soreness everytime, in my glutes, quads and other little muscles in those areas, it would hurt to sit and walk... I have decided ...
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3answers
43 views

Lower body fat problem [duplicate]

I'm a 22 year old male-175cm height. I was 103kg, but, now I'm 75kg for the past year. I have lost about 27kilos by a diet and exercise program. The exercise was focused on my lower body (like 100 ...
3
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1answer
39 views

When to start working front muscles for a person with kyphosis?

I heard that if one has kyphosis, it is harmful to work front muscles (abs, pecs) since they will worsen the problem. So given a person has started doing correct exercises to correct his back, when is ...
2
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2answers
62 views

Confusion regarding barbells

My gym has these really weird bars - one is tiny, and the other one has a fat grip lining it. Which one would be preferable to use for squatting? The smaller one is between 4 and 5 feet, and the ...
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5answers
156 views

Is this overtraining?

I'm in a bulk phase, and found myself with more time in the mornings for workouts. I isolate and work specific muscle groups hard (high weight, moderate reps), 6 days a week and rest for one day. The ...
3
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3answers
164 views

Stronglifts 5x5: Is it that important to keep a ratio of different weights lifted in different exercises?

I only have 36kg total weight at home, can't afford to buy more. I'm joining a gym in September. Will it harm my body proportions to lift 36kg on EVERY exercise in Stronglifts, or must they ...
0
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1answer
73 views

How to keep full face [closed]

Few years back I was 110lbs at 5'4" . I was able to eat any junk, tiny clothes fit but face was skinny and I needed makeup to look healthy. Life happened I am nearly 140lbs. Only good part is face ...
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2answers
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Suitable gym routine for a toned body?

As summer is arriving, does anyone have any suggestions for a gym routine for a female? My gym has most equipment. I want to tone up and have a leaner figure. Any exercise suggestions (cardio, ...
0
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1answer
47 views

Exercise for proper blood circulation to brain

Few days ago I was watching some episodes of a series continuously for 4-5 hours. As I am not habitual to it I started getting minute headaches. Doctor told me that it is due to brain requires more ...
2
votes
1answer
63 views

How to exercise for kyphosis?

I have a slight kyphosis and I have seen this, this and other videos as beneficial exercises. My questions are: What should be the weekly workout plan for these exercises? Should it be once a day, ...
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2answers
27 views

How Can I avoid cramps in the thighs during leg raises?

When doing hanging leg raises, I get cramps in my thighs after very few repetitions, usually after about 5 or so. This stops me progressing in the training. What causes them and what can I do to ...
2
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2answers
89 views

Does slowly increasing calories mean lean gains?

Have there ever been any academic studies on how slowly increasing calories vs quickly increasing calories effects muscle gain and body fat for people who weight train / body build? By slowly ...
3
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4answers
112 views

How to keep flexibility with weight training?

I heard that weight training will lower a person's flexibility over time. How to preserve the flexibility while getting stronger? Is the answer taking up yoga classes at the same time? Or, is there an ...
3
votes
1answer
1k views

Difficulty breathing in push-up position

I've been out of shape for several years, but finally starting to get back into exercising. I've been doing pretty heavy aerobic exercises for the past two months. For the most part, I'm doing ok - ...
2
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7answers
615 views

Lifting limits guide for different exercises?

I'm am wondering if someone could provide a reference to a scale or explain the limits of how much it is possible to lift for different exercises, based on how much you can lift in one exercise. For ...
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2answers
71 views

Will this be 'Overtraining'? [closed]

Right now I am doing a 5x5 workout 3 times a week. However I want to workout more frequently (maybe 4-5 days a week). My current workout routine is something like this: Monday (Squat, Deadlift), ...
3
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2answers
129 views

How many days should I run

I am 34 years old with average fitness. I started running since last year and usually run about 5 kms, 3 to 4 times a week. I would like to know if it seems reasonable. Another question I have is - ...
3
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1answer
74 views

Should I rest completely or just tone it down?

I've gotten into running recently and I really like it. However, my body just isn't having it and whenever I run longer than about a mile and a half, my knees just kill me. Yesterday, I had to lay ...
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0answers
59 views

Meditation (Relaxation or breathing exercises) after exercise - Is it a good practice?

Is it a good practice to meditate or do some breathing exercises (like Pranayam, Analom-Vilom) soon after daily gym exercise? It felt to me that during our gym exercises the heartbeat rate increases ...

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